"To me," she said in a statement, "this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God's word. It is a matter of religious liberty." It's telling that Kim Davis chose those words to defend herself last week. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, a rural, impoverished and previously obscure patch of northeastern Kentucky, made international headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
In politics, this has been the summer of discontent, of revolt against Washington and established politics and, most of all, experienced politicians. How else to explain what is happening in both parties? Among Democrats, Independent Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. And among Republicans, none of the top three candidates according to the latest polls -- Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina -- have ever held elected office.
It seems like if you were going to be a friend to anyone, you'd be a friend of the library. Libraries are the most magical places where, on any given day, you could stroll right pass Mother Goose, alive and in person. The only other place something like that could happen would be maybe Disney World, or the downtown post office.
If you walk or drive over to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, you might notice an abundance of bouquets spread across the historic grounds.
Oktibbeha County is struggling over relocating E911 and balancing their mandate to provide the new Starkville Consolidated School District enough space to house their expanded administrative services.
Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.
Average age: 40. Average time in law enforcement: 12 years, 10 months. Those stats describe the 82 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty so far this year.
I was sitting on my back porch Saturday morning catching up on my Facebook feed when I thought, "Who is this Ashley woman from Madison and why is everybody so concerned about her?"
We cannot decide what we dislike more: The new ordinance or the way it was carried out.
The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?
On Friday afternoon, The Dispatch received from Lowndes County Justice Court officials the affidavits from a criminal case against two local women charged with murder.
To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.
Nighttime temperatures fell into the 60s, creating perfect conditions for nighttime walks.
The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now.
Columbus will never be the same again.
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